The Hood Museum of Art reopens this weekend after a renovation and expansion that “increases the building’s floor size by 50 percent to 62,400 square feet, just shy of the size of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art,” reports WBUR.
“Power skills,” a term coined by President Philip J. Hanlon ’77—are “less tangible and are often correlated with the personality traits that determine the way we act and interact with others”—and they are in high demand, writes the website.
Dartmouth’s Douglas Irwin is among the magazine’s top 100 picks of those “who shape our understanding of the world.” The economist “has emerged as one of the clearest interpreters of White House trade policy,” writes the magazine.
When the Hood reopens Jan. 26, “two suitably grand entrances will provide visitors an easier route to the museum,” writes the newspaper. Among changes, it reports, a shift in focus will shine a “spotlight on unknown or up-and-coming artists.”
Dartmouth’s classification as an R1 university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions, is “a really nice recognition that you can do student-centered research—and do it at the highest level,” says Vice Provost for Research Dean Madden.
Foods and drinks “most heavily targeted to children of color are high in sugar, salt and/or fat like sugary drinks, candy, and fast food,” says Dartmouth’s Jennifer Emond. “And these foods should not be consumed on a regular basis.”
In a story about New England being, once again, well represented in the MLS SuperDraft, in which Major League Soccer teams select players, the newspaper reports that Justin Donawa ’19 and Eduvie Ikoba ’19 were selected in this year’s draft.
The magazine notes that Dartmouth’s winter carnival theme is “Ice Age: 250 Years of Winter.” The festival begins Feb. 7 with the opening celebration and concludes with 99-cent ski day at Oak Hill and the Skiway on Sunday, writes the magazine.
When a teacher in Texas asked for T-shirts for her students, Dartmouth and other schools responded. The students pick out T-shirts to wear, and “I show them where they can end up if they stay in school and get good grades,” says the teacher.
In a story about the pros and cons of burning wood for heat, Dartmouth’s Andrew Friedland says the most important thing one can do to reduce carbon emissions is to focus on efficiency, which could involve a technological upgrade.
Dartmouth researchers are applauding N.H. state officials’ efforts to lower allowable arsenic levels in drinking water. Geisel epidemiologists say their work in the Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program supports reducing the arsenic limit.
Dartmouth’s Roberto Rey Agudo writes that as educational tools, MOOCs, or massive open online courses, should “resist the pull of global English.” And maybe MOOCs could help bridge the “notorious gap in language education” in the U.S., he says.
Dartmouth’s Feng Fu and colleagues say “hysteresis” may help explain the movement. “Once people question the safety or effectiveness of a vaccine, it can be very difficult to get them to move beyond those negative associations,” Fu says.
Jedidah Isler, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has an unusual job: She studies supermassive black holes in space, reports PBS. “She’s also one of the few black women in astrophysics and is trying to change that,” PBS says.
The College kicks off its 250th anniversary celebration Thursday with nine simultaneous events across campus, writes the magazine. The theme of the celebration is “Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future.”
Feelings of not being good enough aren’t more common to students of any particular gender, says Geisel’s Roshini Pinto-Powell. She says an increasing number of men doubt their accomplishments and harbor fears of being exposed as frauds.
The newspaper talks with filmmakers Phil Lord ’97 and Chris Miller ’97 about their new animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The two trace their animation methods to studying under experimental animator David Ehrlich at Dartmouth.
“As the scientific understanding of mercury continues to advance, we should not limit ourselves in the ongoing fight against this dangerous pollutant,” says Dartmouth mercury expert Celia Chen about the EPA’s proposed changes to mercury rules.
The Hood Museum of Art, which the magazine says is “one of the most prestigious art museums in the academic world,” is set to open next month after extensive renovation and expansion. “Excitement is palpable on campus,” writes the magazine.